Kandinsky Lapbook

The girls were up earlier that I imagined they would be and spent the morning playing Just Dance and Horse Life on the Wii, trampolining, ‘schools’ amongst other things. They also discovered that CBBC were showing back to back Horrible Histories (thank goodness for Sky+)! πŸ™‚ Once I was up and about and finished my housework I made them all pancakes for breakfast – yum πŸ™‚ A’s Dad stopped for a quick cup of tea before taking her off home.

We had decided to continue the Kandinsky theme from yesterday and do a short lapbook project study on him. We began by thinking from the things we had learned yesterday, of words associated with Kandinsky and got quite a list going. Unfortunately Poppy didn’t last long – very tired – so I sent her off to rest for half an hour and when I went to check on her, she was asleep on the sofa!! Bless πŸ™‚ Skye by this time was getting rather into the swing of things and had created a lovely acrostic poem. Once Poppy had woken up, we all looked at some examples of his work, selecting one of his paintings, Improvisation 30, and discussed and wrote a list of what they could see in the painting.

Kandinsky Improvisation 3 Cannons

I was very impressed with their observations. They both spotted the cannon in the bottom corner and thought it may have been inspired by the war; fire, explosion, boat, people screaming.

Skye also wrote a lovely explanation of what it is about Kandinsky’s work that she likes.

Once both lapbooks were complete, in between Club Penguin and watching Horrible Histories, Skye started to work through the first chapter of a new Letts Science workbook on Inventors and their Inventions together with the dates – it gives a list of them with lots of blanks that need filling in. It requires a fair bit of research which she tried to do without the aid of the internet but was proving rather difficult! Time was getting on and so I suggested she leave it for today and get back onto it in the morning πŸ™‚ Poppy also has a new Letts Spelling Workbook (10-11 yrs) which she is keen to use and completed the first section almost without error.

Went off to bed to had a bit of ds time – well deserved as they have both worked really hard today – I am very proud. πŸ™‚

Poppy’s Kandinsky Lapbook…

July 2010 Kandinsky lapbook and horse riding 023

July 2010 Kandinsky lapbook and horse riding 024

July 2010 Kandinsky lapbook and horse riding 026

And Skye’s…

July 2010 Kandinsky lapbook and horse riding 020

July 2010 Kandinsky lapbook and horse riding 021

July 2010 Kandinsky lapbook and horse riding 027


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Merry
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 19:13:02

    Blooming rss feed never showed me this! I really like, most excellent indeed!


  2. Zoe
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 19:43:14

    Thank you πŸ™‚ ‘The Plan’ is to do a similar one for each artist that we look at – we’ll see!


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